Bergen Catholic leads first 2021 in-season High School Football America New Jersey Top 25

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After two impressive out-of-state wins, Bergen Catholic is the No. 1 team in the High School Football America New Jersey Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football. Not only are the Crusaders the top team in the Garden State, but they are No. 12 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

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No. 3 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) and No. 6 DePaul Catholic headline this week’s Top 25 with their head-to-head battle on Saturday. However, right behind that matchup will be the showdown between No. 4 Don Bosco Prep and No. 7 Seton Hall Prep.

There are four big public vs. non-public matchups this week — No. 9 Cherokee plays No. 16 St. Joseph (Hammonton), No. 10 Rumson-Fair Haven will try to show last week’s 35-0 shutout of No. 23 Wall Township was no fluke when it plays No. 12 Donovan Catholic, No. 11 St. Augustine will square-off with No. 18 Williamstown and Wall Township will try to get into the win column when it plays No. 13 Red Bank Catholic.

High School Football America New Jersey Top 25

No. 1 Bergen Catholic (2-0)

No. 2 St. Peter’s Prep (2-0)

No. 3 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) (1-1)

No. 4 Don Bosco Prep (1-1)

No. 5 Delbarton (1-0)

No. 6 DePaul Catholic (1-0)

No. 7 Seton Hall Prep (2-0)

No. 8 Holy Spirit (1-1)

No. 9 Cherokee (1-0)

No. 10 Rumson-Fair Haven (1-0)

No. 11 St. Augustine (1-1)

No. 12 Donovan Catholic (1-0)

No. 13 Red Bank Catholic (1-0)

No. 14 Northern Highlands (1-0)

No. 15 Woodrow Wilson (Camden) (2-0)

No. 16 St. Joseph (Hammonton) (1-1)

No. 17 Ocean City (2-0)

No. 18 Williamstown (1-0)

No. 19 Millville (2-0)

No. 20 Union (1-1)

No. 21 Rancocas Valley (1-1)

No. 22 Ramapo (1-0)

No. 23 Wall Township (0-1)

No. 24 Somerville (1-1)

No. 25 Phillipsburg (0-1)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.